Video: Vehicle Catches Fire in Downtown Lubbock
Säge Rock Galdur, owner of Raider's Axe Gallery and Entertainment was incredibly surprised to find a melted car on the street not far from his business when he returned from a day off of work. His mother captured a video of the car engulfed in flames.
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The car is still sitting in the same spot where the incident occurred, which happens to be right in front of the Public Defenders Office. It was likely a pretty big shock to see when they arrived at work this morning.
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According to Galdur, the driver and passenger of the vehicle walked away and left while the firefighters were putting out the flames. As far as he knows there were no other vehicles involved in the incident.
According to USFA, a vehicle on fire can create heat up to 1,500 degrees. When you compare that to the temperature a car on fire to the temperature water boils at, which is only 212 degrees, it can definitely put that amount of heat into perspective. That being said, the car probably needed a while to cool off before disposing of it. You can see that it literally melted to the street in some places. One out of every seven fires involves a vehicle and an estimated 300 people per year at killed in vehicle fires.
Vehicle fires are also incredibly dangerous to the brave firefighters that are out there taking care of the situation. Vehicle fires make up 4% of firefighter-related injuries every year.
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